Having enjoyed my previous meal at the Cranside Kitchen, I went there again for dinner the next night.
I was staying in a hotel in Glasgow close to the SECC where I was attending a conference. I had planned to just eat in the hotel restaurant, but found that the restaurant wasn’t open. Well that wasn’t helpful. I had a look around the area on Google Maps and found that, apart from other hotel restaurants there wasn’t much choice close by. I could have walked up to Argyle Street, but it was dark and cold, and to be honest I didn’t fancy walking back.
When I had looked at the Cranside Kitchen the previous day, from the outside it looked like it was now an Italian place called Romano’s. I wasn’t sure if I wanted Italian, so walked around the area a bit more. In the end I went to Cranside Kitchen. I found out then it was a little more than an Italian place. You scanned the QR code on the table and placed your order online. As well as the Italian menu, there was also Chinese, Thai and Japanese.
On my next visit I found that on that that evening there was a Greek option. Well quite liked the idea of Greek so went with that choice.
I had three dishes, the crispy calamari, chicken souvlaki, and a Greek salad.
The crispy calamari was battered squid rings with a garlic dip.
As calamari goes it was okay, I have had better (and I have had worse). I do think as I have it quite often, that I find it a good benchmark to compare places.
The chicken souvlaki comprised two skewers of grilled chicken on a rather sad and limp salad. The chicken was quite tasty.
The Greek salad was cucumber, tomato, pepper, onion, olives and feta cheese.
The olives hadn’t been stoned, and the feta cheese was rather bland and lacked flavour.
Overall the meal was just okay, nothing special and nothing outstanding. Compared to the previous meal I had at the Cranside Kitchen it was a little disappointing.